Choose and Cut FAQ
How much are your trees?
You may not need them – but bring coats, jackets, hats, and gloves just in case. There can be a big variation in temperature in a single day this time of year. Of course, wear shoes or boots suitable for walking up and down the hillsides where trees are planted.
What days are you open?
Click here to see our calendar. We are open 9.30 till dark.
I'd like to visit the farm in early November for the widest selection, but will the tree last till Christmas?
Fraser fir trees are known for their great needle retention. Remember wholesalers are cutting them in mid-October. Just put your tree in a bucket of water and keep it in the shade or in a garage till you're ready to put it up. Before you put it in the stand you may want to give the trunk a fresh cut. Once your Christmas tree is set up make sure it gets plenty of water.
You keep mentioning Fraser firs. What is a Fraser fir?
Christmas trees come in a lot of varieties: Scotch pine, Colorado spruce, Douglas fir, Fraser fir to name a few. In the eastern part of the country Fraser firs are replacing pines in popularity. The needles are soft and dark green with a distinctive silvery underside. The trees have a naturally elegant shape which is enhanced by shearing. Fraser firs are native to the Carolina mountains. Ours are grown from Fraser seedlings which occur naturally on Roan Mountain on the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
How old is my tree?
This is certainly our most frequently asked question. And the answer depends partly on where you start. The little three inch seedlings from Roan Mountain are already two or three years old when we plant them in beds on the farm. Most of them are in the beds for at least two years. Then we transplant them to the slopes. At this point they are about a foot high. For one of the transplants to reach six feet takes seven to eight years. So you can figure your six foot tree is ten or eleven years old at least.
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